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facing trouble on two fronts in the middle east. >> deadly political violence in the streets of egypt and an escalation in syria's civil war. the assad regime may use weapons of mass destruction against its own people. what to expect when the labor department releases the november jobs report today. did superstorm sandy deliver a hit to hiring. the duchess of cbridge is discharged from the london hospital where she was treated for morning sickness april and for the first time one of kate's relatives is talking about her pregnancy. >> what is your reaction about the news to duchess of cambridge. >> how do you know i'm not a radio station?
>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, december 7, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. a strong earthquake hit northeastern japan this morning, the magnitude 7.3 quake struck in the early evening in the same area that suffered a powerful quake and tsunami last year. a tsunami warning has been issued. residents have been told to move to higher ground. the fukushima nuclear plant has not been damaged. the quake was felt as far south as tokyo. lucy craft is in tokyo. what can you tell us? >> reporter: no reports of damage or injury. it's still way too early. we have a tsunami warning. the tide is about three feet or two meters or one meter, i should say. very interesting, this time the warnings came very "fast and
furious." the announcer was yelling at people to get to higher ground. >> we were watching in our newsroom as the alerts came in. what did you feel, what did you experience there? was it anything noticeable? >> i was talking to someone on the phone and she said she should get off the phone, this is a big one. my windows were rattling. much more powerful earthquake than we're used to. >> early indications, are you seeing people taking this seriously? what has the response been from people? >> you know, tokyo, again we're pretty far away from the area where the tsunami and the major magnitude was felt this time around but i don't think anyone is fooling around this time. elm are very serious about getting to higher ground. that was the message of disaster in 2011. i don't think anybody is hesitating this time. >> lucy craft joining us from
tokyo. we'll have more on this story coming up a little later on cbs "this morning." more protests are expected in the streets of egypt today during a phone conversation, president obama told president mohamed morsi that the violence there is unacceptable. at least six people have been killed as morsi supporters and opponents fought outside of the presidential palace. opponents marched on the palace last night calling on morsi to step down. holly williams is in cairo. >> reporter: some people hope that after days of protest and bloodshed president morsi would make a major concession when he addressed the nation but he didn't do that. his opponents want to immediately give up all of the sweeping new powers that he gave himself two weeks ago and postpone a referendum on egypt as new constitution which is due to take place in over a week. critics say the constitution
doesn't protect the rights of all egyptians. president morsi didn't do either of those thing. instead he offered to give up one power, a vaguely right to take any necessary measure to protect the country. he would give up all of his new powers once the referendum has taken place. >> you mentioned president morsi addressing the egyptian people. what has the response been on the street? >> reporter: well there were thousands of anti-morsi protesters outside of the mounta presidential palace. many started chanting a logan we heard two years ago during the egyptian revolution, the people want the downfall of the regime. also yesterday we had that phone call from president obama to president morsi that he expressed his deep concern over the violence and deaths that have taken place and also urged president morsi to have a dialogue with the opposition without any pre-conditions. ? holly williams in caro for us. thank you so much. to the crisis now in syria.
there are growing fears this morning that as opposition forces advance, a desperate assad regime may consider using chemical weapons. as events on the ground pick up speed so do diplomatic efforts. susan mcginnis has details on a high level meeting between the u.s. and russia. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. intelligence reports are suggesting as this regime gets closer to falling, syrian president, bashir al assad could release sirrin gas to sub due the rebellion. this would be a new phase of the war. it has the u.s. uniting with russia to stop it and some here on capitol hill calling for u.s. military intervention. rockets streak across the syrian sky as the battles across rebel forces and troops move to outskirts of the capital of damascus. jeffrey white says it's only a matter time before the bloody civil war is over.
>> you can feel it. you can sense it. looks like the regime is being defeet. >> reporter: intelligence officials say chemical weapons believed to be stored at this syrian base have been primed and ready for use. >> we remain very concerned. very concerned that as the opposition advances in particular on damascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: so far the u.s. has been very reluctant to use military force to help the overthrow of syrian president bashar al assad. reports he is considering using chemical weapons have some on capitol hill now calling for the president to get tough with the dictator. >> we urge the president of the united states to make whatever military preparations are necessary to show assad that the united states is fully willing and able to impose the consequences that he's spoken of in the event these weapons are
used. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton met with her russian counter part thursday to secure russia's support. >> the international community, specifically the russians are united on this issue. >> reporter: all sides hope the first side of diplomatic issue to end the syrian war. the syrian government has promised not to use any chemical weapons against the people there but the fear is that as assad starts to topple, as the fighting increases in the suburbs of damascus he may feel cornered and no telling what he might do. >> susan mcginnis in washington on a friday morning. thank you so much. in this country president obama says cutting a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff could to be done in a week but the president said that won't happen unless republicans drop their opposition to the wealthy. president obama visited a virginia family to move his cause. he maintained his hard line on
tax increase. >> just to be clear i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rates from going up for folks at the top 2%. but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done. >> congress and the president have until the end the year to avert automatic spending cuts and tax increase. take a quick break. when we come back on the morning news a preview of this morning's jobs report. what role did sandy play in hiring? ♪
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included holiday musical performances. cbs moneywatch. netflix in trouble for a facebook post. ashley morrison has more. >> reporter: good morning. we'll find out today just how much superstorm sandy slowed job growth when the labor department releases the november employment report. on thursday the government reported weekly applications for jobless benefits fell sharply. the decline suggests the return to modest job growth that plunged during sandy's aftermath. some economists believe fewer than 100,000 jobs were added in november but others say if not for sandy job gains would have been at their highest since february. asian markets were lower. nikkei lost a fraction and hang seng lost a fraction. michigan a long time bed rom of union employment could soon become the nation's 24th right to work state. protesters rallied at the state house and senate on thursday. both chambers passed separate
bills banning mandatory union dues from non-union members. tech stocks gave wall street a boost. apple one of the tech stocks that led the stock market said it will move some of its mass computer production from china to the u.s. it accounts for less than 20% of apple's business. the rest is from ipod and ipad production. one factor may be that tiny labor costs are rising much faster than u.s. wages. and the securities and exchange commission is investigating netflix and the company's ceo. he's dismissing the claim that his facebook post in july may have posted the online video stock price. at the time he mentioned how much netflix viewing had increased. the stock price rose 19% over a
two day period. the power of a facebook post. >> you got watch what you post on facebook. that goes for everybody. >> yes. >> ashley morrison here in new york. have a good weekend. coming up next your friday morning weather and later royal recovery update. the duchess of cambridge leaves the hospital after a three day stay. umatoid arthritis means living with pain. it could also mean living with joint damage. help relieve the pain and stop the damage with humira, adalimumab. for many adults with moderate to severe ra, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop joint damage. so you can treat more than just the pain. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live in or have been to a region
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in new york afternoon rain 45 degrees. partly sunny in miami with a chance of a shower 80 degrees. cloudy in chicago 44, partly sunny in dallas, 70, partly cloudy in l.a., 72 degrees. let's check your national forecast. weather advisories are up for the northern plains, powerful winter storm moves east from northwest and northern rockies. rain expected for the ohio valley and southern great lakes region. rain, some of it freezing will cross from pennsylvania into southern new england. scattered light showers from coastal carolinas and into florida. kate middleton the wife of prince william is resting at the couple's thrown home. the duchess of cambridge is recovering from an illness related to her pregnancy with her first child. we have a report now from london. >> reporter: the duchess of cambridge smiled as she made her first public appearance since the royal family announced she's pregnant. she and her husband prince william left the london hospital where kate spent three nights
for severe morning sickness. the duchess was still feeling symptoms, she didn't show it. she told the press she was doing much better. she was bundled up to guard against the cold and to protect the royal bundle i joy. >> great end to a great year. everybody is excited. >> reporter: kate will take it easy at the couple's london home. the duchess has cancelled all of her public events for the weekend. >> we're excited about it. >> reporter: prince charles the soon to be grandfather said he's thrilled will and kate are having a baby. >> very nice to be a grandfather in my old age. splendid. i'm glad my daughter-in-law is getting better thank goodness. >> reporter: medical experts say kate's condition which causes vomiting and dehydration sometimes lasts the entire pregnancy. the duchess has at least six months to go before the royal baby is born.
when he was asked by reporters about the royal pregnancy prince charles first thought was to quip about the prank phone call kate's hospital received this week. >> what's your reaction about the news? >> as you know i'm not a radio station. >> a little hot about that thing isn't he. two australian radio dee jays impersoned charles and his mom queen elizabeth and able to get some information about kate's condition. they later apologized for the host. >> a showdown before the best and worst. peyton manning take their game to oakland. ends with a touchdown pass. the raiders make it a game in the second a touchdown pass from carson palmer. in the second half denver pulls away. two plays later, no. going to punch it in, denver
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>> howard has started his weekend all right. the lovely olga is in for howard. we have some cloud cover. temperatures on the cool side. i'm tracking rain on the doppler radar. that will lead to a few sprinkles today. we're definitely calling it a yellow alert day. not bad right now for the immediate metro area. off to the west there's moisture moving n. winds are southwest -- moving in. winds are from the southwest pulling in all the moisture and it will definitely lead to sprinkles later on today. i don't think it will be too much of a nuisance for you. we're keeping the cloud cover throughed midday hour. we move out of the 40s. i think high temperatures should hover right around 52, 53 degrees. then we'll back down later on in the day as the sun sets. current temperature, be prepared for cool conditions as you step out this morning. only 39 in manassas. 35 out towards leesburg. a little warmer to the south.
you need that outer layer and perhaps that umbrella with you this morning. we're yellow today with temperatures in the 50s. tomorrow temperatures get into the 60s. looks like we're headed for a fairly good weekend but cooler temperatures to start the week. i made some phone calls this morning to make sure about the roads and accidents, like yesterday morning it was awful. this morning not so bad. things are pretty quiet early on a friday morning. no issues to report on southbound side of i-270 coming in from gaithersburg, rockville, bethesda. no issues on the beltway north of town of the tractor-trailer accident on the outer loop at i- 270 cleared up. no issues to report there as well. let's go over to the downtown area where you have some construction in place. inbound on canal road right here at the key bridge, that's going to clear up i would say more like 5:30. keep that in mind if you're traveling in on canal road. it could affect your drive a bit. let's go back to the maps this time to virginia on the northbound side of i-95. quiet to springfield. all lanes are open heading to
395 and the 14th street bridge. i'll be back with more traffic at 4:39. back to you guys. we are counting down and we are now 24 days away from falling off that fiscal cliff. neither the republicans nor the democrats are backing down from their demands. neither side seems willing to take the first step toward real negotiations. >> even on tv they're saying publicly. the president says they are prepared to go over the cliff if the republicans don't agree to end the tax cuts for the healthiest americans. the republicans believe their counteroffer of closing loopholes and limiting deductions is the way to go. one family from falls church is one of many that will be hit very hard for the cuts are not extended. >> a couple thousands dollars means a couple months rent for this family. for them to be burdened
unnecessarily because democrats and republicans aren't coming together to solve this problem gives you a sense of the costs involved in very personal terms. >> at a senate hearing yesterday, there was a economist that backed the republicans' plan. he cannot imagine anyone looking at the president's proposal and arguing it wouldn't send the country into recession. fairfax county could be especially vulnerable if we go off the cliff. >> because they rely heavily on government contracts. if spending is cut, a lot of people could be out of a job. >> reporter: northern virginia is the economic engine of the state. what is it that's transformed and built the economy? federal contracts. from 1980 through 2009, federal contracting in northern virginia increased from $1.7 billion to $38.5 billion, but there's worry the bottom could fall out. >> government contractors would stop doing business in fairfax county because there